Time Magazine recently did their lead story on the powerful changes taking place in the market place as women move toward overtaking men as America's breadwinners. Their statistics will be debated but one thing is clear — child care and nurturing kids is becoming more of a mutual responsibility of both mothers and fathers. What does the prophet Isaiah's use of mothering metaphors teach us about our God's attitude about mothers and His care?
References: Isaiah 49
October 31st is the annual Halloween. Should we as Christian parents let our kids get dressed up and collect candy? Because of its origins in druid worship and the occult, should we not completely divorce ourselves from any involvement with it? In the midst of a secular society, how can we raise our kids so they will be kept free from the devastating effects of evil, but not grow up feeling that God is always taking things away from them?